According to the American Thyroid Association (ATA), roughly 5-percent of U.S. adults suffer from hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid, making it the most prevalent immune disease in North America.
An underactive thyroid results when the body doesn’t produce adequate thyroid hormone, thus affecting both normal brain, mood, and body function. Sadly the National Academy of Hypothyroidism, reports that 60-percent of those with thyroid disease don’t realize that they have a health issue due to a presentation of very commonplace symptoms, such as weight gain, moodiness, extreme fatigue, and digestive upset.
The following varied symptoms can indicate an underactive thyroid…
1. Unexplained Fatigue
If you get adequate hours of sleep (roughly 8-hours per night) and still struggle to get up in the morning, take a shower, and dress yourself you may suffer from hypothyroidism. Many diagnosed patients report dealing with unexplained and severe forms of exhaustion throughout the day, even after a night of restful sleep.